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Printing on automotive vinyl "PVC"

Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2004 at 19:55



By trade I am an automotive design engineer, my wife and I also own and operates an embroidery business.

At work today I was told a customer (automotive company) wants to screen print a vehicle name on PVC vinyl (rear vehicle security shade). This vinyl will melt in a conveyor so what options do they have for air dry ink etc. for printing on vinyl.

What kind of machine would be required to print on about 100,000 pieces of vinyl 4ft x 3ft. per year.

Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous says: Hello, Contact Lee Shepard at "In Store Media". I am working with him on a project right now and he(and others there) has been very helpful. Check out their web site to see their capabilities. You ...

Hello, Contact Lee Shepard at "In Store Media". I am working with him on a project right now and he(and others there) has been very helpful. Check out their web site to see their capabilities. You will see they can very easily do what you are wanting. Please tell them Jim Trainor sent you. Maybe they will cut me some slack for sending them another customer :). Good Luck, Jim

search In Store Media, I dont know their exact address by heart.

posted on: Thu, 09/30/2004 - 10:38pm
Anonymous says: by trade, I'm a screen printer. That's why I know how to do what your talking about in a competitive way to insure the customer gets what he wants/needs at a competitive price. I have the million dollar ...

by trade, I'm a screen printer. That's why I know how to do what your talking about in a competitive way to insure the customer gets what he wants/needs at a competitive price. I have the million dollar press the half million dollar pre press equipment and the staff with a comulative experience of well over 100years in screen printing that allows me to do this.

All you have to do is get what I have and you too can supply this customer with what he wants.

I'll bet your customer also needs someone to build his cars for him too, are you interested in getting into that market also?

I don't mean to be harsh or sarcastic (ok, maybe just a little) but what is it about screen printing, whether its decals, t-shirts, skateboards, or little do dads that make otherwise intelligent people think they can be commercially viable screen printers without ANY knowledge or experience.

There is absolutely NO WAY anyone without years of printing experience can even hope to come close to doing for this customer what I can. That doesn't mean to say that I don't welcome all comers to this business. There's plenty of room (as this scenario illustrates) for serious people to participate in what has become my life's passion.

Good Luck
Rocky

posted on: Thu, 10/28/2004 - 12:10pm

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